William Hunter

William Hunter

Birth
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 3 Dec 1849 (aged 75)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 6946993 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Rhode Island College in 1791, studied law at the Inner Temple, London, returned to Rhode Island in 1793, was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced to practice law in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a member of the Rhode Island State General Assembly (1799-1811) and elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher G. Champlin, serving (1811-21). After leaving the Senate, he was a member, Rhode Island State House of Representatives (1823-25). In 1834, he was appointed by President Andrew Jackson Charge d’Affaires to Brazil, elevated to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, serving until 1845.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Hunter (26 Nov 1774–3 Dec 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6946993, citing Trinity Church Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .